Daini no Sanmi

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Author

Daini no Sanmi

Location

Heian-kyo (modern day Kyoto)

Dates

999-1082?

Biography

Daini no Sanmi is the daughter of the prodigiously talented Murasaki Shikibu and Fujiwara no Nobutaka. During her court service she was named wet nurse to emperor Go-Reizei. Thirty-seven of her poems are included amongst imperial anthologies, and she is one of the one-hundred contributors to the Hyakunin Isshu. [Source:Mulhern, Chieko Irie. Japanese Women Writers: a Bio-critical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.]

Languages

Japanese

Genres

Poetry

Editions and Translations

McMilan, Peter. One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. New York: Columbia UP, 2010; Mostow, Joshua S. Pictures of the Heart: The Hyakunin Isshu in Word and Image. Honolulu: Hawai'i UP, 1996.

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